I have a Samsung tab 4 that got the FBI online agent virus. How can I remove it? I got this thing on my tablet when I was on the Internet. It said that something was downloading and my first action was ok. So I let it download and then erase it later. However, when it finished downloading, I found that it is a porn app and I also felt freaked out but nevertheless I also tried to delete it but I couldn’t and then a few seconds later, my phone got blocked. And it asks me to pay $500. Anyway, now my tablet is locked on their notification screen saying I was violating the law specifically by viewing child pornography and other staff which I didn’t and the only thing I can click on is a link to a site where I can purchase a $500 Green Dot card to pay them the “fine” or I would go to jail and different stuff. I googled it and looked for information regarding this situation, and found that in most cases, it is a fraud by hackers and many people have been having problems with it. However, I don’t know what to do. Please help!!!
FBI Online Agent Virus Scam Blocked Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet or Android Phone – How to Unlock?
FBI online agent virus is also one variant of FBI virus that also has been distributed online for a long time. At the beginning, this scam virus mainly infects computer running with Windows operating system, and gradually the cyber criminals upgrade it to have a strong ability to invade smartphone with android system and Mac OS X system and android tablet like Samsung, Sony, HP, Dell Acer, ASUS and kindle fire etc. in order to get more profits. Therefore, now more and more phone and tablet users have been in trouble with FBI online agent malware and lose lots of money. This virus usually pretend to be a program like flash player to ask you to download it into your device, and once you click yes to download, it will quickly lock your device with FBI page and display scaring message about jail or something related with violating laws to hoax phone and tablet users. FBI online agent warning blocks you to access the Internet from your android phone or tablet. Sometimes this FBI Online Agent virus alert page comes up as soon as you start up your phone or tablet to block you access the home screen, and you even don’t know it happen and wonder that how it can get into your device, because you even have not seen it or downloaded something wrong.
FBI online agent virus has nothing to with FBI Bureau. It pretends to be FBI Bureau or some legitimate law enforcement agency or branch of government to display a fake police warning telling that your tablet has been blocked due to your violation of United States of America law and you are accused of breaking the law and involving such activities as distributing and sharing copyright material, sending spam email messages, and distributing pornographic material online, and you are demanded to pay a fake fine of $100-$500 to unlock your device within a limited time. FBI Online Agent malware also displays a threatening message that you are obligated to pay a release fee of $100 or more within 24 hours or 72 hours, otherwise your device is still locked and you may undertake legal consequences or go into the jail. Many people, even some clearly know they don’t do anything bad, will be freaked out and pay the fine without a second thought as it requires, because they scare and are worried about facing prosecution or being caught by police. Actually this FBI online agent malware has nothing to do with FBI Bureau or legitimate law enforcement agency or branch of government. FBI online agent virus just wants to scare you by blocking infected phone or tablet and displaying fake message in order to cheat you into paying the fine. Even though you send the fine, your phone or tablet is still locked. Don’t be such a fool, but instead you should take prompt actions to kick it off from your device.
Most android phone or tablet users have got infected with FBI online agent virus mainly by browsing unsafe websites contain porn, game, gambling or downloading free software from unlicensed sources or clicking on those junk attachments of spam email. Cyber hackers can upload this virus files to websites that they have already hacked into. There might be several malicious links, flash pictures, ads, fake security alert or fake software updating message on malicious websites. For example, it may pop up a message that Java, flash player or Video Player is outdated and you are asked to update or download those applications to continue browsing. If you don’t make a second thought but just choose to click to update, you may really let this virus access your phone or tablet. Once this malware virus gets downloaded, it can be automatically activated right away. Therefore, please pay attention to your online behavior in order to keep your phone or tablet safe.
If your android phone or tablet is infected with this FBI virus, it will be hard for you to remove it with security tool completely, because there is no perfect antivirus to kill threats on android phone and tablet and also this virus is very tricky and can escape from security apps. And how to unlock your android phone or tablets from this FBI online agent virus? In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for tablet users to completely eliminate it from android phone or tablet
Main Traits of FBI Online Agent Scam Virus on Android Phone and Tablet
1. The FBI Online Agent Scam is designed to lock your android phone and tablet asking that you need to pay for a fine from $100 to $500 to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.
2. It locks your android phone or tablet, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.
3. Soon as the FBI Online Agent virus targets your phone or tablet, it blocks your device and prevents you from doing anything there.
4. It allows remote access to your android phone or tablet for your personal information and other sensitive information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your android cellphone or tablet, then your device must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be FBI Online Agent virus, Vanilla Reload virus, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus, FBI Moneypak virus, Prism virus, U.S.A Cyber Security virus, AFP Crime Commission virus and GVU Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your android smartphone or tablet. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for android phone and tablet literate.
A Screenshot of FBI Online Agent Scam Blocked Android phone and Tablet
FBI Online Agent Virus Manual Removal Guide on Phone and Tablet
1. Since your android phone or tablet is blocked by this FBI Online Agent malware virus, you will need to restart your phone or tablet to safe mode which starts up without loading any third-party add-ons. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your tablet. Here are two examples for you to put the android phone and tablet to safe mode. The method mentioned below is also applied to most android phone. Take Dell Tablet as an example:
For Dell tablet: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, press and hold Volume Down key till you access to safe mode.
Note: Samsung, Sony, HP and other brands’ tablet users can also try the same way as Dell’s to put your tablet to safe mode. If you have put your tablet to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your tablet in safe mode, you are capable to uninstall malicious apps of your tablet. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with the FBI Online Agent virus and other hazardous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
Android phone or tablet users who suffer from this FBI online agent virus should figure out a feasible method to get it off your phone or tablet immediately. As the risky malware scam has been designed to block your phone or tablet running with Android and Mac OS X and swindle money from unknown victims. The interface of the FBI online agent alert seems quite reliable, for it lists up details of your violation of copyrights and related laws on the warning page. In order to collect fake fines, it demands you to pay a big amount of fine through non-existing payment systems like Moneypak, Vanilla Reload and so on. There is seldom chance that you can unlock your Android phone or tablet by submitting the fake fine which is actually collected by cyber criminals. The FBI online agent warning is nothing legitimate but a malicious phone malware that needs to be deleted completely. It has been modified into different variants which are possible to target phone and tablet users all over the world. Since the FBI online agent malware is hardly removed via any security app, phone users had better uninstall it manually.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 24, 2015 7:22 am